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David Eric Thrale

My name is Barry Thrale I live In Stoke-on-Trent. My father David Eric Thrale moved up here from London. His brother Alfie (ring any bells?) stayed down there.

If you would like more information please contact me.

Barry Thrale

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Barry. Since you wrote I have managed to really expand the Thrale family tree. It would help me to work out where you might fit into the family tree if you could tell me - if you know it) your grandfathers name (on your dads side) and where the lived were born. Any other names like brothers and sisters for your father or grandfather would also be helpful.

Was your uncle Alfie, Alfred Alexander Thrale, born 1893 in St Albans? If so that means that our grandfathers are brothers. If so I'd love to be able to share information with you. If not I'll keep looking.

Thrale.com owner: David Thrale | My blog | Family motto: In cruce confido

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Alan. I'm really pleased to hear from you.

I know from some recent research that there are a whole group of Thrale's that are / were based in the Woolwich area. I am very keen to find out how they link into the main Thrale family tree. I'm sure that together we will crack it!

The family tree has three Alfred Thrales. Two of these cannot be your father - one was born recently and another was born in 1893. However, the third Alfred, was son of (forename unknown) Thrale from Plumstead London who married Elsie Utting. Together they had two children, Alfred Thrale and David Eric Thrale. Is this your family? If so have received a message from David Eric Thrale's son Barry Thrale.

Do let me know if this is where you fit in. If so, I'll update the family tree, and then we can try and work out where Alfred Henry Thrale and William Thrale fit in. If not, also let me know and I'll ask you for a bit more information to help us work out where you fit in the family tree.

Thrale.com owner: David Thrale | My blog | Family motto: In cruce confido

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Barry. I now have Alfred Alexander Thrale's birth certificate. This shows that he was born on 7 April 1893 to William Thrale and Sophia Jane Thrale nee McCulloch.

Is this your uncle?

Thrale.com owner: David Thrale | My blog | Family motto: In cruce confido

I've been steadily plodding through my research and enjoying the updates on Thrale.com. Brilliant website

I have the details of John Godman and Sarah Thrale's children down to present day if anyone would like them for future reference (hopefully). They are my five times great grand parents.

Sarah Thrale b 2nd June 1744 Wheathampstead Hertfordshire m. John Godman 2nd Feb 1768 St Stephen's St Albans.

Three children.

  1. John 1769
  2. Elizabeth 1771
  3. John 1773 - married Elizabeth Edwards: 15 children.

Paula.

I was just browsing and come across your site. I haven't read it yet but I'm going to now. I am also a Thrale. My granddad came from London married Elsie Utting had 3 sons, one is my dad Eric Thrale.

I have a brother Barry Thrale who I will be telling about this site. Our granddad came from Plumstead in London, last to work in Radway Green Ammunitions in the potteries where I am today.

Julie Leese, née Thrale

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Hi Julie, thanks for contacting me. Barry Thrale has already sent me a message.

I'd love to know more about your family, especially on you father and grandfather's side. Info like full names, dates and places of birth (and death), spouses and children's names. Any other names like brothers and sisters for your father or grandfather would also be helpful.

With a few more clues I'm sure we can work out where you fit in.

Thrale.com owner: David Thrale | My blog | Family motto: In cruce confido